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Warm weather continues, but get ready for more wind

October 18, 2021 Morning Forecast
Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 7:42 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 18, 2021 at 9:49 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Warm weather from Sunday will continue into early this week. The problem is that we will see more wind over the next couple of days. Look for temperatures to rise into the 70s as winds increase out of the south. By this afternoon, they will be up around 15 to 25 mph with gusts possibly over 30 mph. There is going to be a slight increase in clouds, but it will still be partly to mostly sunny in the afternoon. Skies will be mostly clear much of tonight as winds remain a bit breezy out of the south. These winds will keep temperatures up a bit. We’ll see lows in the 40s and lower 50s with the coolest temperatures in the northwest.

Tuesday will be another warm and windy day as clouds in the morning give way to sunshine in the afternoon. South winds will again be around 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. This will be ahead of an approaching cold front from the west. Temperatures will again warm into the 70s, but there will be some 60s in our west and northwest. By late in the afternoon or early in the evening, there may be some isolated showers and weak thunderstorms near an area of low pressure as it pushes eastward through Central Nebraska. The best chance for rain will be north of that low pressure system in northern Nebraska. As the low pressure and attached cold front push eastward, winds will take a turn out of the northwest. They could be rather strong on the back side of this system later Tuesday night. Meanwhile, rain chances will continue up north with mainly dry conditions in Southern Nebraska and Northern Kansas. By sunrise Wednesday, windy and chillier conditions will settle in. Low temperatures early Wednesday morning will be in the mid to 30s west with 40s to the east. There may be some lingering rain in Northern Nebraska and some snow will try to mix in at the northwest corner of the Local4 viewing area. Little if any accumulation is expected. As this storm system lifts off to the northeast, the moisture will move out of the are Wednesday morning. Skies will start mostly cloudy, but should become mostly sunny later in the day. It’ll be a chilly and windy day with northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph and gusts at times over 30 mph. High temperatures on Wednesday will range from the low/mid 40s up north to the upper 50s south. With the winds dying down and skies going clear Wednesday night, it’ll be a cold start to Thursday morning. Low temperatures will fall back to the mid 20s to mid 30s for much of the area with the coldest temperatures in the west.

The end of the work week will be cool, but sunny and the winds won’t be as strong. High temperatures on Thursday will range from the mid 50s northeast to the upper 60s southwest. Low temperatures Thursday night will be back down in the 30s. High temperatures on Friday will range from the upper 50s northeast to the upper 60s southwest. The weekend will feature a few more clouds. It will also be breezy on Saturday. Highs on Saturday will mostly be in the 60s (warmest southwest). Sunday may be just a touch cooler, but still in the upper 50s to upper 60s (warmest southwest). There will be a slight chance for rain on Sunday.

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